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Below is the poem entitled Gwen which was written by poet Robert Dixon. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Flibbety Shibbety
Gwendolyn Geritrude
Blackened the windows with
curtains so plain.

Neighborly aesthetic
people all decided
she was insane. 

Robert Dixon
My attempt at Double Dactyl.
Let me know what you think.  

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  1. Date: 11/14/2011 3:16:00 PM
    I only learned of this form this morning so I don't claim to be an expert. This is very well written but I spotted a couple of stress problems. The first in line 5: aesthetic is not quite a dactyl. You would have to pronounce it AES-thet-ic, while the natural pronunciation is aes-THET-ic. Also, in line 7: decided, again is not a dactyl. Here you would have to pronounce it DE-cid-ed, and the natural pronunciation is de-CID-ed. But what you have here is an enjoyable read. Good work!

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 6:55:00 PM
    Robert, good attempt,,, ~ENJOYED YOUR POEM,,have yourself a wonderful Sunday~ ;-) take care,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 6:48:00 PM
    hah!! what I think is that this is one of the most difficult forms out there andya did a decent job with it. Happy eve~N

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    Date: 10/9/2011 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and ifya wanna see one i did, soupmail me and i'll direct ya towards it